Presentation on theme: "RMPS H Buddhism General Introduction"— Presentation transcript:
1 RMPS H Buddhism General Introduction Human ConditionThe GoalsThe Means
2 The Human Condition What does it mean to be human ? What is the human condition ?
3 The Goals What are the goals during life ? What is the final aim of existence ?
4 The Means How are the goals achieved ? What practices help to achieve the goals ?
5 The Human Condition With your neighbour – discuss the following What do you think it means to be human ?What do you think is meant by the human condition ?
6 The Human Condition We are born We live We die We are aware of all of this :Leads to questioning and an attempt to answer questions like :What is life for ? What is the purpose of life ? Why is there suffering ? Does life continue beyond death ? Ultimately all humans find a way to live with the view of their own mortalityJot down your thoughts on the above and then discuss
7 The GoalsWhat is the purpose of life ? What is life for? Look again at how you answered these questions.What do you think your goals in life are ?Make a list and then discuss
8 The MeansHaving decided what is important , can you think of particular things you can do to achieve any or all of your goals ?Make a’ To do ‘ list for at least one of your goals . You can do it for as many as you like .Be prepared to discuss this
9 BuddhismIn this section of the course you are going to find out how Buddhism views the human condition . You are going to examine what it considers the goals of humans to be , both in the world and beyond the world and what the means to these goals are .